pistle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Aphetic form of epistle.

Noun[edit]

pistle (plural pistles)

  1. (obsolete) A written communication; a letter, an epistle.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts XV:
      When they were departed, they cam to Antioche and gaddred the multitude togedder and delivered the pistle.